New Don, Who Dis? Men’s Basketball

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Caption: From left to right: Trevante Anderson, Dylan Belquist and Dzimitry Ryuny. DONS ATHLETICS/FLICKR

The USF Dons men’s basketball team is welcoming three fresh faces to the squad this season.

 

#12 Trevante Anderson

Like many USF students, Anderson is from the Pacific Northwest. The point guard transferred to Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Wash. from Lincoln High School in Tacoma going into his senior season. His decision proved wise, as the two teams would meet in the Class 3A boys basketball state semi-final game, with Rainier Beach coming out on top. Anderson scored 27 points in the win against his former team on his way to the state championship game. Ultimately, Rainier Beach would lose in overtime of the championship, despite Anderson once again scoring 27 points. A shifty guard who is adept at both scoring and passing the ball, Anderson excels at getting to the rim and using his body to finish off drives to the basket. Anderson is also a capable three-point shooter whose passing ability allows him to dictate the pace of the game.

 

#21 Dylan Belquist

Belquist is a local from Los Gatos, Calif. He attended Los Gatos High School where he earned an All-State honorable mention in California, as well as being named to the San Francisco Chronicle’s All-Metro First Team. The 6-foot-6-inch forward averaged 26.1 points, 2.4 assists, 9.3 rebounds and one block per game in his senior season, during which he led Los Gatos to a 22-7 regular season record. Belquist is a good outside shooter who will fit well into USF’s offense, which likes to spread the court.

 

#22 Dzmitry Ryuny

Born in Minsk, Belarus, Ryuny attended Central Park Christian School in Birmingham, Ala. for his senior year of high school. Ryuny also competed for Belarus in this summer’s FIBA U18 European Championship. Throughout the competition, Ryuny averaged 18.4 points, 15.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Ryuny also represented his country in the 2017 competition and the 2016 U16 European Championship. Standing at an imposing 6 feet, 9 inches, Ryuny is a great finisher around the rim. He is a good pick and roll player who can also post up and create his own shot. Ryuny is also an active rebounder, often creating second-chance opportunities for his team on the offensive end. He plays with active hands on the defensive end, leading to steals and easy fast break points for himself and his team.

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